Marmot, M; (2005) Social determinants of health inequalities. The Lancet , 365 (9464) 1099 - 1104. 10.1016/S0140-6736(05)71146-6.
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The gross inequalities in health that we see within and between countries present a challenge to the world. That there should be a spread of life expectancy of 48 years among countries and 20 years or more within countries is not inevitable. A burgeoning volume of research identifies social factors at the root of much of these inequalities in health. Social determinants are relevant to communicable and non-communicable disease alike. Health status, therefore, should be of concern to policy makers in every sector, not solely those involved in health policy. As a response to this global challenge, WHO is launching a Commission on Social Determinants of Health, which will review the evidence, raise societal debate, and recommend policies with the goal of improving health of the world's most vulnerable people. A major thrust of the Commission is turning public-health knowledge into political action.
|Title:||Social determinants of health inequalities|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 5th Jul 2005|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > Epidemiology and Public Health|
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